Civilizing an m1101

#3
Long term, I plan on putting some sort of top on it, not sure about the details.

First things, first though:
* Swap out the 24V bulbs for their 12V counterparts
* Swap out the military HMMWV tires for civilian Chevy 8 lugs
* Replace some rusty pins/split rings etc.
* Get it registered
 
#7
I'm removing the HMMWV tires/rims because they're too tall for my tow vehicle. They're 16.5" rims with runflats and 37" tires on them.
 

Mark Harley

Expedition Leader
#10
Sell the original axle and tires then get a matching axle and wheels.
should break even on price. Pay the $15.00 and sell them on Steel Soldiers.

This will be a cool build.
Need more pictures!
 
#11
I want to keep the axle. The mil-spec torsion axle, which has surge+parking brakes is really awesome. When I brought the trailer home, I literally yanked it off the flatbed, with just the dovetail, no ramps attached. Didn't give it a second thought. Not sure I would have been so carefree with a regular 5k torsion axle.

I already bought the replacement tires/wheels+spare so I'm stuck with the 8 lug rims for now (plus, I'm dreaming of getting a Chevy 2500 HD).

This may be a cool build, but it'll be a slooooow build. :)
 
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#13
Ha!
I just realized that you drive a 2500 HD!

I wasn't kidding about this being a slow build. The tires aren't mounted yet; I haven't even swapped out the bulbs (they're sitting here on my desk). There's a guy coming next week to buy my HMMWV tires/rims. The plan is to swap the wheels/tires at that time, since I'll have an extra pair of hands to move those things around.
 
#15
I towed one a few days ago with my truck and it was a damn parachute. They are great to tow , but the height and the width are horrible unless you have a hummer.
Good luck with the build.
 
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